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The Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) works across the Presence to co-ordinate programmes and projects according to the OSCE planning and budgeting cycle. It reviews projects to ensure quality, alignment with the Mandate, and coherence with wider programming and project work. It advises staff actively on the development, design, and implementation of all programming, and leads the Presence’s project monitoring and evaluation. PCU coaches and provides training to Programme and Project Managers on components of project management. It also maintains contacts with the international and donor community in Albania. In 2020, PCU would like to offer an internship opportunity to aspiring junior professionals, to work in cooperation with all thematic programmes of the Presence in Albania on the aspects of programmatic coordination and project management cycle.
The Intern will work in the Programme Coordination Unit on all aspects of the project management cycle, including monitoring and evaluation of projects. The intern will enhance his/her knowledge of and provide support to the areas of engagement of the OSCE Presence in Albania, as well as to the coordination and project management in the OSCE context
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Intern will work under the overall supervision of the Head of PCU. The intern will support PCU in conducting their day-to-day activities, as well as in carrying out special assignments and tasks.
The work will include the following tasks:
1 Support PCU in daily and on-going tasks, including but not limited to:
a) support with overview and mapping of cross-programmatic engagement related to gender, youth and civil society;
b) support with the monitoring and evaluation efforts of the Unit;
c) support Presence’s engagement with (Implementing) Partners;
d) support update of Presence’s project overview;
e) support update of the Presence’s input to External Assistant database;
f) support for the preparation of regular briefings and/or reports.
2 Support the update of the PCU’s donor mapping.
a) review project documents (ExB);
b) conduct desk research;
c) attend (donor) co-ordination/information meetings as applicable;
d) update and amend donor mapping overview.
3 Support PCU in special assignments, particularly as linked to the Head of Presence priorities or upcoming Albanian Chairmanship of the OSCE:
a) Support the production of background notes related to particular thematic events or special projects initiated by the Head of Presence;
b) Support the development analytical reports linked to a particular programmatic area.
c) As feasible, support with the production of an overview of the Presence milestones and key achievements since its establishment 23 years ago, in liaison with the Political and Public Affairs Unit.
4 Perform other duties, as assigned.
- Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level; or recent graduates or postgraduates, i.e. within two years of graduation, in International Relations, Political Science, Social Science, Public Administration, or similar;
- Experience in preparing analytical reports;
- Excellent communication and drafting skills;
- Excellent written and oral skills in English, and computer literacy;
- Good diplomatic and organizational skills;
- Be able to adapt to a multicultural working environment;
- Gender equality awareness;
- Research skills and knowledge of project management will be an asset;
- Previous work or study experiences in or outside the home country are an advantage.
This Internship is not remunerated.
Necessary travel expenses to the mission at the commencement and from the Mission home at the end of the Internship will not reimbursed.
In lieu of remuneration, the Mission shall contribute towards the cost of living of international interns who are non-residents at the duty station. This contribution is equivalent to maximum 10% of the applicable BLA (=11 Euro per day) rate of the respective field operation duty station.
Attention: Interns are obliged to provide the OSCE with evidence that they have health insurance coverage which is valid for the duty station(s) of their internship, prior to commencing the Internship.
The internship lasts 6 months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
How to apply:
All applications are due by 14 February 2020. Please specify in the Cover Letter your earliest starting date.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process. Delayed nominations will not be considered.